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Hanna & Hanna Reporting Announces Guide to Houston

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(Houston, Texas) May 19, 2021

Hanna & Hanna Reporting is pleased to announce their guide to Houston. As one of the largest cities in the United States, finding the information one needs on the city can be overwhelming. Here, readers can garner both information on the Houston legal scene, as well as on the top restaurants and hotels in the bustling city of Houston. The page serves as a great resource not only for attorneys visiting the area on work, but those in the area who want a concise list to return to.

Hanna & Hanna’s dedicated Houston court reporters always provide their clients the latest and greatest in legal resources. The firm’s website is filled with a number of legal resources for attorneys and other professionals to turn to and widen their knowledge. If one wishes to learn more about the court reporting profession, they are welcome to the court reporter FAQ. If they are curious about video synchronization or preparing for a remote deposition, they can find out more by reading the easy-to-follow pages on the topic. There is always something new for clients to learn about

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Whatever clients need within the world of litigation support, they can turn to Hanna & Hanna Reporting. As a full-service litigation support firm, Hanna & Hanna has their clients’ backs. Whether they require assistance with a remote deposition, legal video support, or any other service, these Houston litigation support professionals can deliver. Their commitment to their clients is what has kept them in business for over 30 years.

For more information, email info@hannareporting.com, call (713)840-8484, or visit their office.

8582 Katy Freeway, Suite 105, Houston, Texas 77024

The Importance of Customer Focus

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Finding a court reporting firm an attorney can rely on for each and every one of their cases is an invaluable discovery. The firm begins to anticipate attorneys needs before they even arise, making for a partnership that garners the best results. A loyal client base is what makes the greatest difference in the success of a company.

“Clientele loyalty is crucial to the life of a court reporting firm,” Leo Snetsinger, an expert from Big Lake, Minnesota, says. “When attorneys find a court reporting firm that they mesh with, it makes all the difference.”

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That is part of the reason how the Miami court reporters at Laws Reporting have managed to find success in The Magic City for 45 years. The firm has established themselves as a leader in the business with their dedication to their craft as well as the needs of their clients. This has resulted in cultivating strong bonds with attorneys that last years.

Laws Reporting made an effort to keep their clients’ needs at the forefront of their mind throughout the global pandemic. When many businesses shut down, Laws turned their focus on services such as remote depositions and videoconferencing. This allowed attorneys to keep with the course of law without putting their clients, their families, or themselves at risk. Remote depositions in Miami have now become a standard of business that Laws Reporting will continue to implement.

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“Laws Reporting is our primary court reporting company,” one client says. “Our hearings, depositions, and trials are carefully handled by professional court reporters and transcripts timely delivered. We find Laws’ staff accommodating and friendly. Our IT requests to conduct virtual proceedings are efficiently addressed by Laws Reporting. We value their services and our relationship with them.”

But what happens when an attorney leaves the Miami-Dade area? Do they really have to go back into the trenches in search of a firm that delivers the high standards they now expect? With some court reporting firms, this would unfortunately be the case. With Laws Reporting, it isn’t. Laws Reporting has satellite offices across South Florida, giving attorneys the convenience of meeting with their favorite litigation support professionals as far south as Key West, and as far west as Naples.

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Even if a client leaves the state, they don’t have to go without Laws Reporting’s superior service. Laws Reporting is a proud partner of the National Network Reporting Company (NNRC), an international court reporting company that connects clients with firms across the world. These firms undergo a strict vetting process that assesses their quality of speed, accuracy, and customer service, allowing attorneys to book any NNRC partner with the utmost confidence.  If a Florida attorney must practice in another location for some time, Laws Reporting’s NNRC partnership gives them the ability to connect clients to quality court reporting firms anywhere.

No matter where in the world a client is or what service they require, they can count on Laws Reporting to provide litigation support attorneys have relied on for years. For more information on Laws Reporting, call (954) 581-4010 or email laws@lawsreporting.com.

7805 S.W. 6th Court Suite 51, Plantation, FL 33324

Shalloway & Shalloway Announces April Seminar Dates

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(West Palm Beach, Florida) April 4, 2021

Top Palm Beach County elder law firm, Shalloway & Shalloway, is pleased to announce the latest dates in their free, virtual seminar series. President Mark Shalloway is a firm believer that education is one of the most important parts of making a decision for one’s future, or the future of a loved one. Inspired by this, he hosts monthly seminars to inform the public on a variety of topics that surround elder law. At these two-hour seminars, attendees can learn about anything from avoiding probate, to protecting one’s assets, to applying for Medicaid.

The upcoming dates for the month of April are as followed: Tuesday, April 6 (2-4PM), Wednesday, April 7 (10AM-12PM), and Thursday, April 8 (2-4PM). Though totally free, audience members are encouraged to reserve their spots to get the most out of the seminar. This can be done by calling (561) 686-6200 during office hours, emailing semianrs@shalloway.com, or filling out this form. Attendees are entitled to one free, private estate planning session, so reserving one’s spot is essential.

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“We highly recommend the law firm of Shalloway & Shalloway, P.A. for any of your Medicaid Planning,” one client says. “We are fortunate enough to work with them for both of our parent’s needs. Our team at Shalloway & Shalloway has gone above and beyond more than once! Their client service is impeccable. We have found them to be extremely knowledgeable, especially when it comes to elder care.”

Shalloway & Shalloway has been the go-to elder law firm in Palm Beach County for the past thirty years. Shalloway and his staff are praised for speaking to their clients in a straightforward, plain-English fashion. Clients never have to guess what to expect– with Shalloway’s staff, they know they are getting the best of the best.

For more information on the West Palm Beach elder law firm and their services, call 561-686-6200, or fill out this contact form.

1400 Centrepark Blvd. Suite #600, West Palm Beach, FL 33401

NNRC Announces Their Database of Partners

(Folsom, California) August 18, 2020

The National Network Reporting Company (NNRC) is pleased to announce their database of partners. Since the 1980s, the NNRC has been one of the leading legal resources that set standards for quality reporting. To become a partner of the NNRC, court reporting companies must go through a strict vetting process that assures their speed, accuracy, and customer service lives up to the needs of the NNRC’s prestigious clients.

On this page, clients can find a list of court reporting firms across the world that can provide them the litigation support they need. Whether in Texas, British Columbia, or London, attorneys and paralegals can book any litigation support service they need with professionals they know they can trust no matter where in the world they are. Find out which court reporting firms support your area by exploring the database of court reporters.

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The NNRC and its dedicated partners offer the best legal resources in the game. Each firm offers a variety of litigation support services and cutting-edge technology to fit their many clients’ needs. Court reporters are fast and accurate. Videographers produce content with crisp and clear audio and video. Remote depositions give clients the ability to meet with their entire legal team over a secure, online server. No matter what an attorney needs, they can always expect the best of the best from the NNRC and its partners.

For more information on the NNRC, call (916) 451-9187, email debbe.dreher@nnrc.com, or fill out their contact form.

950 Glenn Drive, Suite 150 Folsom, CA 95630

Medicaid Planning and Assisted Living

Nursing homes, assisted living, and homecare services for an elder in need are a difficult expense for many middle-class families to manage. Home health care can be anywhere from $2,000 to $12,000 a month. Assisted living can be anywhere from $3,000 to $8,000 a month. Nursing homes can be anywhere from $9,000 to $14,000 a month. The responsibility to help pay for these services falls on the shoulders of the elder’s children, and while it is a reality many don’t want to face, when their parent frequently falls, wanders, or drives when they should not be, it becomes exceedingly clear just how important extra care is to the elder’s wellbeing.

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A few typical diseases that require long-term care versus short-term care are:

  • Alzheimer’s
  • Parkinson’s
  • Stenosis
  • Neuropathy
  • “Dementia“
  • Stroke

Medicare will not pay for care unless you specifically purchased “long-term care
insurance.” All other insurances, including the military Tri-care for Life, will not pay for so-called “unskilled” or “custodial” care. Medicare and its various Advantage Plans and Supplemental policies cover “short-term skilled” care and will not pay for care longer than about 100 days– be that in a nursing home, your personal residence, or anywhere else. The situation isn’t any better for veterans. Many veterans and their families mistakenly believe the VA will pay for at-home health aides, assisted living, and nursing home care because they use VA doctors and get their prescriptions from the VA. Typically, only service-connected disabled vets are an exception, but not for their spouse.

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Medicaid is often the answer for those who need help. Financially, the demographics that benefit most from Medicaid planning are middle class married couples worried about impoverishment, a spouse due to the diseases and conditions above, a widow or widower, or an elder’s kids worried about running out of money for their parents and having to pay out of pocket.

So how can Medicaid help relieve some off that strife?  There are three key places:

  • Free home aids up to 5 hours a day. Medicaid will also pay for optional adult day care, diapers, prescriptions, medical transportation, physical and occupational therapy, and more. You can add or hire more hours a
    day to this on your own if you need.
  • Care at the assisted living facility. You pay for room and board (rent and food), and Medicaid will pay the care portion of the monthly bill. For example, if the assisted living costs $3,200 a month, Medicaid will pay $1,200 for care, and you pay $2,000 for rent for the apartment and food for the month.
  • Medicaid Pays the entire nursing home bill after your personal monthly income copay. Your share of cost in a nursing home is never more than your personal monthly income.I f you are married, your spouse may be entitled to keep a portion of your income for his or her own living expenses, lowering your care costs even more.
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There are many variables that go into one’s qualification for Medicaid, which is why an elder law attorneys is so crucial throughout the process. One wants a lawyer who can handle their particular legal situation and has expertise in the area of law relating to one’s legal needs. While all lawyers are allowed to advertise, only certified attorneys are allowed to identify themselves as “Bar Board Certified” or as a “specialist”. Certification is the highest level of recognition by the state Bar of the competency and experience of attorneys in the areas of law approved for certification by the state Supreme Court.

 

Certified Elder Law attorneys deal with legal issues involving health and personal care planning, including: advance directives, lifetime planning, family issues, fiduciary representation, capacity, guardianship, power of attorney, financial planning, public benefits and insurance, resident rights in long-term care facilities, housing opportunities and financing, employment and retirement matters, income, estate and gift tax
matters, estate planning, probate, nursing home claims, age or disability discrimination, and
grandparent’s rights.

To be certified, the lawyer was required to have substantial involvement in all aspects of planning for aging, illness, and incapacity in the five years preceding certification. Each certified lawyer has passed peer review, completed 60 hours of continuing legal education within the three years immediately preceding application, and has passed a written
examination demonstrating knowledge, skills, and proficiency in the field of elder law to justify the representation of special competence.

When scheduling a board-certified elder law attorney, clients can rest easy knowing they are working with a professional who not only knows what they are doing, but cares about their clients’ well-being. To those going through such a hard time, this is a relief.

One-Stop-Shop For Litigation Support in Las Vegas

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While Las Vegas doesn’t hold the title of “the city that never sleeps,” it certainly rings true. Las Vegas hustle and bustles at all hours of the day. With an abundance of restaurants, casinos, entertainment venues, hotels, and small businesses, Las Vegas has something for everyone.

This makes for a robust legal scene. Attorneys from all areas of practice make a home for themselves to serve the people of Las Vegas the justice they need. Cases here could be anything from workers compensation, to copyright, to criminal, and every area of practice in between. There isn’t one type of law that goes unrepresented in a city like this.

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No matter where they practice, attorneys are busy. This is doubly true for those in Clarke County. And with their heavy workload, attorneys and paralegals can’t afford to shop around between litigation support firms in search of each and every one of the legal resources they need. They don’t want to have to schedule a court reporter from one firm, a conference room from another, and a videographer from a third. These days, attorneys want to find that court reporting firm that is a one-stop-shop for all their legal needs. Too many court reporting firms fall behind on this trend. As a result, they are unable provide attorneys the litigation support they need, which leads to a lull in business that is difficult to recover from.

Monice Campbell wanted to make a difference in the Las Vegas legal scene that other litigation support firms couldn’t match. She realized that what really makes a difference in a deposition “boils down to two real people: the person who answers your call to schedule the deposition and the court reporter seated in the deposition who is responsible for the record.”

As a result, Campbell developed Envision Legal to serve attorneys across Nevada with the quality litigation support they deserve. Envision’s responsive staff prides themselves on getting the job done right the first time on cases big or small, and deposition or trial. These Las Vegas court reporters have served on cases such as the Venetian Lein Claim Discovery, the Regional Justice Center, Hyatt v. CA Franchise Tax Board, and so many more. The firm proudly displays a number of cases they’ve served on online for potential clients to browse. 

While their resume is impressive, part of what makes Envision Legal such a desirable court reporting firm to work with is the variety of services offered. Each and every one is approached with the same, meticulous attention, so clients can be confident they are scheduling a service that will exceed their needs. Their certified court reporters have national certifications and are recognized for their speed. When a client requests real-time depositions, they can expect their transcript streamed for the counsel to be at least 99% accurate. The firm’s certified legal videographers provide clients broadcast-quality video synchronized with the transcript of the legal proceedings. For clients in need of e-Discovery or Document review, they can expect hosted discovery on leading review platforms with managed review by multiple-degreed attorneys from JurisClerk’s team.

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With Envision Legal, attorneys don’t have to hop from firm to firm in search of the litigation support they need. This saves them valuable time to spend helping their client win their case. For many attorney’s Envision Legal’s name is like a seal of approval. Clients know that scheduling a service means speed, accuracy, and a dedication to customer service that many firms just do not possess.

“Envision Legal really goes above and beyond to make their clients feel like individuals with individualized needs,” Philip Gabelli, an expert from Sarasota, Florida says. “Many businesses in major cities like Las Vegas don’t have a grasp on customer service like that. Envision Legal is really something special.”

For more information on the firm, call (702) 805-4800, or email scheduling@envision.legal.

700 South 3rd Street, RMCM Building – 1st floor, Las Vegas, NV 89101

Ryan Reporting’s Response to COVID-19

Client and employee health and safety is of the utmost importance to the staff at Ryan Reporting. As the situation surrounding the coronavirus, or COVID-19, rapidly changes, the staff at Ryan Reporting closely follows the updates provided by the professionals at the World Health Organization (WHO) and Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and actively employs their advice. Ryan Reporting’s offices have been, and always will be pristine, but the firm now takes further measure to ensure proper sanitation and disinfection.

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Businesses across Florida have been shutting down and instructing employees to work from home in hopes of curbing the spread of the virus. The staff at Ryan Reporting understands that many attorneys may not want to leave home to keep themselves, and their families, safe, but they still want to proceed with their cases. The discourse of law coming to a standstill is difficult for attorneys and their clients alike.

To help combat that problem, Ryan Reporting proudly offers remote deposition and videoconferencing services. By scheduling a remote deposition service, attorneys can meet with their legal teams from the comfort of their home.

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Ryan Reporting offers the latest and greatest technology that the world of law has to offer. With their quality audio and visual equipment, clients will see and hear everything said and done as though it was in person. When an attorney schedules a remote court reporter, they can expect the most accurate transcript possible.

For more information on Ryan Reporting’s service, call (321) 636-4450, email  info@ryanreporting.com , or fill out this contact form.

1670 South Fiske Blvd, Rockledge, Florida 32955

Mark Shalloway and His Passion for Educating the People

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In West Palm Beach, there is one attorney clients know to turn to for all their estate planning, guardianship, and elder care needs. For nearly 30 years, Mark Shalloway has been the face of elder law. His passion, respect, and dedication to his work sets him apart from peers. Where many attorneys simply look to numbers for a measure of success, Mark Shalloway and his staff at his firm, Shalloway & Shalloway, look to their clients’ results.

Shalloway and his staff have been referred to as “lifesavers” with the ability to turn a situation from “desperate to hopeful.” The patient staff will see through every single case, no matter how big or small, to the end. In the golden hour of one’s life, one should not have to worry if their retirement and family can be sustained. Shalloway’s elder law attorneys makes turns the worry from a burden into an easy to swallow pill.

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It really makes a difference when clients can tell their attorney wants the best for them,” Brandon Bell, a legal consultant in Illinois, says. “In such a trying time in one’s life, it is crucial they feel supported. Mark Shalloway and his staff provide clients with that support they crave, as well as the results they need.”

But Mark Shalloway does more to help than providing legal solace—he goes out into the world to make a difference. Save serving as the President of the Academy of Florida Elder Law Attorneys, president of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA), and other positions of leadership within the elder law community, Shalloway has made it his mission to educate others on his area of practice. He gives free, monthly seminars on estate planning. He works as an Adjunct Faculty member at Palm Beach Community College and a frequent lecturer at Stetson College of Law—namely on special needs trusts.

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This past December, Mr. Shalloway did just that. On behalf of Stetson College, Shalloway traveled to Fort Stewart in Savannah, Georgia to deliver a talk on the wide array of information concerning elder law—from wills and trusts, to insurance, and everything in between. Alongside him was Professor Rebecca Morgan, a head professor at Stetson, and a number of elder law attorneys from across the nation.

These figureheads in elder law delivered a talk on elder and special needs law to the JAG corps stationed there. Along with the informative session on medicare and more, Shalloway and his cohorts presented a Certificate of Appreciation to John Webster—a staff judge advocate at the third infantry division and Fort Stewart.

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A major part of my mission as an elder and special needs care attorney is educating the public on their options on everything from health insurance to tax liabilities,” Mark Shalloway says. “My firm is deeply committed to philanthropy within our community and to helping the families of military personnel plan for their lives once their careers reach a culmination.”

Mark Shalloway doesn’t have to continuously go the extra miles he travels to help others, but he does. It is an aspect of his work Shalloway has deemed important, because he cares about more than making a paycheck—he truly cares about the lives of others, clients or not. It is a formidable trait to carry, especially when it comes to elder law.

For more information on Mark Shalloway and his firm, call (561) 686-6200, fill out their contact form, or visit their offices.

1400 Centrepark Blvd, Suite #600, West Palm Beach, FL 33401

How Ryan Reporting Stays Ahead of the Curve

Technology has rapidly changed and transformed in massive ways over the past century. We went from horse-drawn transportation to cars being practically a necessity. We used to need an operator to connect our calls. Now, our telephones have gone from bulky and wall-mounted to pocket-sized with all the world’s knowledge at the touch of a button.

The businesses that reject change are the ones that fail. When searching for a variety of services, the first thing many of us do is go to Google. If a business decided to invest in a listing in Yellow Pages instead of a well-designed website, they will more likely than not lose an innumerable number of customers. For some, offering free WiFi isn’t something that was even on their register. It’s something customers immediately recognize, however, and it can even turn away business. These little nuances of the modern world cannot be neglected.

Court Reporting in the Modern Age

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Unfortunately, too many court reporting firms fall into this bracket of business. They are comfortable with the equipment, resources, and website they have, and while comfort is a good thing, it can be bad for business. If a business doesn’t evolve with the ever-changing world, it gets left behind.

These changes don’t have to be scary, however. Take Orlando court reporters at Ryan Reporting, for instance. The court reporting firm took notice of the rapidly changing legal industry, assessed them, and incorporated them into their business. This is what has kept the firm’s doors open for over 40 years.

How Ryan Reporting Keeps Up

Ryan Reporting recognized that, these days, attorneys and paralegals don’t have the time to hop from firm to firm in search of each and every one of their litigation services. So, on top of offering quality, certified court reporters, Ryan Reporting also provides clients with videography services, deposition suites, case research, translators, word indexing, and more.

The firm also knows that to have an entirely successful case, attorneys need a litigation team that has full understanding of their area of practice. Experienced court reporters that are fluent in the terminology and nuances of the field can make a world of difference for the outcome of a case.

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What is perhaps one of their most innovative services, however, is their online booking engine. Many court reporting firms still require attorneys to call in to request a service. Email is certainly easier for on the go professionals, but Ryan Reporting’s mobile-friendly booking engine really changes the game. Attorneys simply have to fill in information about their case and services needed, and like that, they can schedule a service anywhere, at any time of day—be it during their morning coffee run, or right before bed.

Legal analyst, Lucero Nunez, has nothing but good to say about the firm.

Ryan Reporting really is ahead of the court reporting industry. All of their changes have been made with their clients’ needs in mind, and as a result, they soar as leaders in the industry. Struggling firms should look to Ryan Reporting inspiration.”

For more information on Ryan Reporting, call them at (321) 636-0972, email them at info@ryanreporting.com, or visit their offices.

1670 South Fiske Blvd, Rockledge, Florida 32955

The Backbone of Houston’s Legal Field

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When one thinks of large cultural-hub cities, what immediately comes to mind is New York or Los Angeles. Perhaps Chicago comes up, or maybe Miami. Houston is rarely first on that list, when in fact, Houston is the fourth most highly populated city in the United States, and it keeps growing. Perhaps it’s the overall average temperature that draws people in, or its flourishing art and music scene. Perhaps people want to catch a glimpse at the Johnson Space Center, or see the amazing Livestock Show and Rodeo that has been a staple of Houston for over 80 years.

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Whatever the appeal, Houston’s growing population has led to an explosion across industries. Restaurants are popping up, artists are moving to the city in search of their claim to fame, but there is one rapidly growing industry that many may not even consider: law.

A Booming Legal Industry

Between 2001 and 2017, 46 new law firms opened their doors. To many, this means nothing, but when put into the perspective that only San Francisco surpassed this number, the monumental feat is recognized. The phenomenal growth in the legal field makes sense—with more people and their variety of needs, a good lawyer is necessary to the new businesses popping up all the way to the teachers looking for better pay.

Each and every one of these 46 new law firms, as well as the dozens of old, cover different areas of practice. There are firms that specialize in maritime law, or sports and entertainment law, or criminal law. But no matter their area of practice, there is one thing every single one of these firms need: a quality court reporting service.

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The Court Reporting Firm of Choice

Hanna & Hanna Certified Court Reporting & Video Specialists has been a crucial part of the Houston legal field for over 25 years. No matter the size of the case or the workload, Hanna & Hanna does what it can to ensure their clients have the best resources possible. The firm is owned and operated by experienced certified court reporters who understand the quick-paced field. Their dedication to their work and their clients is what makes them one of the most sought after court reporting firms in Houston.

From the beginning, Hanna & Hanna has been dedicated to providing their clients with the most up to date technology the world of litigation has to offer. A client cannot form the best case possible if they do not have the best equipment available. The firms who don’t keep up with the times get left behind, but Hanna & Hanna rises above. They offer excellent videography services and internet streaming not only across the state of Texas, but worldwide.

Every client leaves Hanna & Hanna totally satisfied with the service they booked. The court reporting specialists are efficient, accurate, and quick—even offering their clients same-day rough drafts and a full transcript in 24 hours. If clients need an emergency service, they can email Hanna Reporting at afterhours@hannareporting.com and promptly receive a call or email, no matter the time of day. This dedication proves that Hanna & Hanna Reporting is truly dedicated to their clients—a highly admired trait.

To learn more about Hanna & Hanna, call (877) 840-3376 or visit hannareporting.com.

8582 Katy Freeway, Suite 105, Houston, Texas 77024